2020 NCAA Division IA Football Power Ratings

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Power ratings through the games of 10-17-2020 are listed below. Home field advantage is .540 and the root for determining point spreads is 1.946

The average home field advantage equates to 2.36 points.

KEY: PR=Power Rating, PS=Pre-season power rating, SOS=strength of schedule, YTD=year-to-date strength of schedule, PF=points scored per game, PA=points allowed per game, Left=number of games remaining

Note: Due to minimal statistical context, this year's ratings are not as reliable as other years. The Big Ten, SEC, Pac 12, MWC, and MAC ratings are especially suspect as there is no statistical context. Bowl games and playoffs will slightly increase the statistical context. The large discrepency in schedules (some teams playing as few as six games and others playing as many as 12) add to the unreliability of this year's ratings.


Rank Team PR PS SOS YTD PF PA Wins Losses Pct Left Conference
1 Clemson .926 .922 .683 .561 48.40 12.00 5 0 1.000 6 ACC
2 Alabama .919 .888 .827 .848 48.50 28.75 4 0 1.000 6 SEC
3 Ohio State .901 .901 .581       0 0   8 Big Ten
4 Georgia .846 .851 .779 .845 33.00 19.50 3 1 .750 6 SEC
5 Brigham Young .829 .561 .473 .600 43.60 14.00 5 0 1.000 5 Independent
6 Notre Dame .818 .815 .634 .301 33.25 11.50 4 0 1.000 7 ACC
7 Penn State .806 .806 .701       0 0   8 Big Ten
8 Wisconsin .772 .772 .654       0 0   8 Big Ten
9 Michigan .771 .771 .757       0 0   8 Big Ten
10 Miami (Florida) .767 .615 .820 .772 35.60 23.80 4 1 .800 6 ACC
11 Marshall .751 .570 .283 .412 37.25 9.50 4 0 1.000 4 CUSA
12 Southern Methodist .747 .587 .495 .401 42.60 25.40 5 0 1.000 6 American
13 Boise State .745 .745 .510       0 0   8 MWC
14 Iowa .744 .744 .689       0 0   8 Big Ten
15 Oregon .736 .736 .539       0 0   6 Pac 12
16 Washington .729 .729 .526       0 0   6 Pac 12
17 Utah .727 .727 .434       0 0   6 Pac 12
18 Texas A&M .726 .709 .775 .743 27.50 29.00 3 1 .750 6 SEC
19 Florida .726 .768 .751 .736 42.33 33.33 2 1 .667 7 SEC
20 Oklahoma State .708 .660 .626 .353 30.00 9.00 3 0 1.000 7 Big 12
21 Cincinnati .699 .674 .534 .243 35.67 12.33 3 0 1.000 7 American
22 Virginia Tech .697 .614 .864 .669 42.00 31.25 3 1 .750 7 ACC
23 Memphis .682 .705 .575 .731 38.00 34.33 2 1 .667 7 American
24 North Carolina State .682 .517 .706 .693 33.60 31.40 4 1 .800 6 ACC
25 Minnesota .678 .678 .651       0 0   8 Big Ten
26 Oklahoma .677 .818 .567 .562 41.50 30.00 2 2 .500 6 Big 12
27 Louisiana .669 .592 .492 .631 28.00 23.25 3 1 .750 7 Sun Belt
28 Army .667 .547 .320 .238 31.00 13.17 5 1 .833 5 Independent
29 Auburn .667 .777 .891 .800 21.75 24.50 2 2 .500 6 SEC
30 Kansas State .664 .603 .664 .607 30.25 26.25 3 1 .750 6 Big 12
31 Iowa State .657 .612 .667 .621 29.75 27.50 3 1 .750 6 Big 12
32 Southern California .657 .657 .522       0 0   6 Pac 12
33 Appalachian State .655 .746 .486 .388 31.33 19.33 2 1 .667 8 Sun Belt
34 Louisiana State .653 .861 .808 .433 38.67 32.00 1 2 .333 7 SEC
35 North Carolina .651 .544 .706 .592 35.25 26.00 3 1 .750 7 ACC
36 Alabama-Birmingham .646 .517 .389 .413 31.80 20.60 4 1 .800 5 CUSA
37 Liberty .643 .408 .305 .136 34.40 18.60 5 0 1.000 5 Independent
38 Air Force .635 .626 .496 .463 40.00 7.00 1 0 1.000 7 MWC
39 Kentucky .635 .642 .829 .659 28.00 20.00 2 2 .500 6 SEC
40 Central Florida .634 .731 .510 .522 43.75 33.25 2 2 .500 5 American
41 San Diego State .631 .631 .451       0 0   8 MWC
42 Washington State .629 .629 .633       0 0   6 Pac 12
43 Coastal Carolina .626 .375 .471 .365 40.75 23.50 4 0 1.000 7 Sun Belt
44 Michigan State .622 .622 .750       0 0   8 Big Ten
45 West Virginia .609 .555 .571 .350 33.50 18.75 3 1 .750 6 Big 12
46 South Carolina .608 .605 .831 .662 30.50 24.50 2 2 .500 6 SEC
47 Texas .608 .689 .613 .491 49.50 36.25 2 2 .500 6 Big 12
48 Arizona State .608 .608 .522       0 0   6 Pac 12
49 Wake Forest .608 .589 .799 .667 40.25 29.75 2 2 .500 7 ACC
50 Tennessee .596 .592 .897 .809 23.50 29.25 2 2 .500 6 SEC
51 Stanford .586 .586 .579       0 0   6 Pac 12
52 Pittsburgh .585 .600 .766 .569 29.50 20.33 3 3 .500 5 ACC
53 Florida Atlantic .584 .608 .362 .235 21.00 17.00 1 0 1.000 6 CUSA
54 Boston College .581 .558 .710 .595 23.40 24.60 3 2 .600 6 ACC
55 Utah State .577 .577 .520       0 0   8 MWC
56 Arkansas State .576 .541 .526 .592 38.20 39.80 3 2 .600 6 Sun Belt
57 Baylor .574 .647 .661 .337 34.00 20.50 1 1 .500 7 Big 12
58 Indiana .572 .572 .760       0 0   8 Big Ten
59 California .569 .569 .637       0 0   6 Pac 12
60 Navy .568 .647 .728 .699 19.00 34.20 3 2 .600 6 American
61 Georgia Southern .564 .539 .439 .171 30.25 19.00 3 1 .750 8 Sun Belt
62 Troy .556 .516 .412 .326 30.50 27.00 3 1 .750 8 Sun Belt
63 Ohio .555 .555 .187       0 0   6 MAC
64 Louisiana Tech .554 .570 .402 .536 29.80 33.00 3 2 .600 6 CUSA
65 Mississippi .551 .537 .840 .922 36.50 47.00 1 3 .250 6 SEC
66 Missouri .548 .581 .838 .889 25.33 38.00 1 2 .333 7 SEC
67 Virginia .547 .607 .765 .808 26.25 34.75 1 3 .250 7 ACC
68 Texas Christian .544 .598 .648 .721 27.00 29.67 1 2 .333 6 Big 12
69 Wyoming .542 .542 .446       0 0   8 MWC
70 Buffalo .537 .537 .203       0 0   6 MAC
71 Houston .536 .535 .735 .702 37.50 37.00 1 1 .500 7 American
72 Fresno State .534 .534 .334       0 0   8 MWC
73 Arkansas .530 .403 .950 .795 23.00 25.50 2 2 .500 6 SEC
74 Northwestern .528 .528 .648       0 0   8 Big Ten
75 Western Michigan .523 .523 .211       0 0   6 MAC
76 Temple .522 .590 .607 .372 34.00 34.00 1 1 .500 6 American
77 Tulane .522 .538 .651 .597 36.40 32.20 2 3 .400 6 American
78 Nebraska .517 .517 .833       0 0   8 Big Ten
79 Florida State .515 .587 .776 .680 24.20 32.40 2 3 .400 6 ACC
80 Hawaii .514 .514 .433       0 0   8 MWC
81 Mississippi State .513 .647 .850 .772 18.50 26.75 1 3 .250 6 SEC
82 Texas-San Antonio .505 .317 .442 .545 26.83 28.17 3 3 .500 6 CUSA
83 Toledo .503 .503 .242       0 0   6 MAC
84 Purdue .500 .500 .492       0 0   8 Big Ten
85 Miami (Ohio) .494 .494 .183       0 0   6 MAC
86 UCLA .489 .489 .616       0 0   6 Pac 12
87 Tulsa .488 .440 .649 .813 20.50 21.00 1 1 .500 7 American
88 Colorado .479 .479 .570       0 0   6 Pac 12
89 Louisville .476 .575 .722 .756 24.60 29.80 1 4 .200 6 ACC
90 Northern Illinois .466 .466 .333       0 0   6 MAC
91 Nevada .462 .462 .394       0 0   8 MWC
92 Arizona .457 .457 .620       0 0   6 Pac 12
93 Georgia Tech .456 .478 .838 .707 22.00 39.80 2 3 .400 6 ACC
94 Eastern Michigan .451 .451 .284       0 0   6 MAC
95 Maryland .444 .444 .786       0 0   8 Big Ten
96 Illinois .437 .437 .721       0 0   8 Big Ten
97 Charlotte .432 .399 .437 .619 28.67 25.67 1 2 .333 5 CUSA
98 Oregon State .427 .427 .718       0 0   6 Pac 12
99 Duke .426 .548 .725 .841 21.33 30.67 1 5 .167 5 ACC
100 Texas Tech .426 .489 .617 .578 31.75 39.50 1 3 .250 6 Big 12
101 Central Michigan .424 .424 .354       0 0   6 MAC
102 Georgia State .419 .408 .497 .511 44.00 40.67 1 2 .333 6 Sun Belt
103 Colorado State .395 .395 .539       0 0   8 MWC
104 South Alabama .395 .312 .524 .406 24.00 27.50 2 2 .500 7 Sun Belt
105 Syracuse .388 .552 .834 .617 19.60 29.60 1 4 .200 6 ACC
106 Florida International .383 .463 .369 .368 31.00 33.50 0 2 .000 6 CUSA
107 Western Kentucky .383 .508 .563 .663 18.60 31.40 1 4 .200 6 CUSA
108 North Texas .382 .431 .335 .290 39.20 44.20 2 3 .400 5 CUSA
109 Ball State .380 .380 .348       0 0   6 MAC
110 Southern Mississippi .379 .492 .378 .383 29.00 40.00 1 3 .250 6 CUSA
111 Texas-El Paso .378 .161 .285 .264 18.40 22.60 3 2 .600 6 CUSA
112 Kent State .378 .378 .251       0 0   6 MAC
113 San Jose State .360 .360 .496       0 0   8 MWC
114 Nevada-Las Vegas .353 .353 .499       0 0   8 MWC
115 East Carolina .351 .353 .604 .482 31.00 37.75 1 3 .250 5 American
116 South Florida .350 .482 .630 .588 19.00 33.80 1 4 .200 5 American
117 Texas State .346 .283 .765 .582 28.00 31.67 1 5 .167 6 Sun Belt
118 Vanderbilt .345 .457 .851 .752 8.67 33.00 0 3 .000 7 SEC
119 New Mexico .313 .313 .451       0 0   8 MWC
120 Rutgers .305 .305 .746       0 0   8 Big Ten
121 Bowling Green .291 .291 .293       0 0   6 MAC
122 Rice .279 .279 .218       0 0   6 CUSA
123 Middle Tennessee State .268 .460 .476 .412 22.00 37.67 1 5 .167 5 CUSA
124 Kansas .266 .341 .777 .761 15.25 42.50 0 4 .000 6 Big 12
125 Akron .240 .240 .321       0 0   6 MAC
126 Wild Card U .225 .211 .723 .805 16.08 42.88 0 26 .000 10  
127 Louisiana-Monroe .223 .427 .660 .548 13.40 36.20 0 5 .000 7 Sun Belt

Conference PR PS SOS YTD Wins Losses Pct Teams
Independent .713 .505 .366 .325 15 1 .938 3
SEC .633 .666 .837 .762 26 26 .500 14
Big Ten .614 .614 .698   0 0   14
ACC .608 .608 .757 .655 39 33 .542 15
Pac 12 .591 .591 .576   0 0   12
Big 12 .573 .601 .641 .538 19 17 .528 10
American .555 .571 .611 .559 22 18 .550 11
MWC .505 .504 .464 .463 1 0 1.000 12
Sun Belt .503 .474 .527 .452 22 20 .524 10
CUSA .456 .444 .380 .428 24 27 .471 13
MAC .437 .437 .268   0 0   12


Last Updated on 10/18/20
By James Howell
Email: cfootball@jhowell.net